Flashcards in Ch. 7: Leading the Fire Company Deck (11):
What is described as the process by which a person influences others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to accomplish shared objectives?
Leaders can be effective only to the extent that others are willing to accept their leadership.
This characteristic is sometimes described as followership.
Who uses persuasiveness and motiation to overcome resistance?
an effective leader
Why is followership particularly important for a fire officer?
Because subordinates are always aware of what the fire officer does.
What are the three major traditionally identified leadership styles?
autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire
An iron-hand approach is used when the fire officer needs to maintain high personal control of the group.
When is the autocratic style of leadership required?
Fire company involved in a high-risk, emergency scene activity, i.e. primary search
When the FO needs to take immediate corrective supervisory activity; i.e "control, neutralize, command" response to a confrontation.
A consultative approach takes advantage of all the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the group in determining how to meet an objective or complete a task.
A free-rein style of leadership moves the decision making from the fire officer to the individual firefighters.
What is the capacity of one party to influence another party?